According to sources, “He has a real command of what is market standard and will look for creative solutions to make people happy on both sides of the table.”Chambers USA 2021

Senet S. Bischoff

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Senet Bischoff advises financial institutions and corporate clients on a broad range of corporate finance matters, with a particular focus on high yield debt transactions, investment grade debt transactions, and restructurings.

Drawing on his vast and varied product knowledge, Mr. Bischoff helps clients navigate a full array of financings to achieve their business goals. He provides clients a comprehensive understanding of different capital-raising and investment strategies to advise on:

  • High yield bond offerings
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Restructurings (both in-court and consensual)
  • Distressed refinancings
  • Distressed debt exchanges
  • Recapitalizations
  • Initial public offerings
  • De-SPAC transactions
  • Exit financings
  • Block trades
  • Tax-free debt exchanges

Mr. Bischoff also represents public and private companies in connection with securities law, corporate governance, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Bischoff regularly writes and speaks on corporate finance and securities topics.


Mr. Bischoff serves as Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department Opinions Committee, and as Chair of the Transactional Matters subcommittee of the firm’s Ethics Committee. He previously served as Co-Chair of the New York Corporate Department and as a member of the Finance Committee, Training and Career Enhancement Committee, Associates Committee, and Women Enriching Business (WEB) Steering Committee.

  • Ranked – Capital Markets: Debt and Equity
    Chambers USA 2014-2021
  • Ranked – Capital Markets: USA Debt & Equity
    Chambers Global 2018-2020
  • Ranked – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
    Chambers USA 2014-2020
  • Recommended – Capital Markets: Debt Offerings and Capital Markets: High-Yield Offerings
    The Legal 500 US 2010-2020
  • Leading Lawyer – Capital Markets: Global Offerings – Advice to Financial Institutions; Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional
    The Legal 500 US 2010-2019
  • Rising Star –  Corporate Finance and Securities
    New York Super Lawyers 2011-2014
Outside Activities

Mr. Bischoff is an accomplished amateur sailor. He has won more than a dozen world, continental, national, and collegiate national championships, including two Corinthian (all-amateur team) world championships in the Etchells class, and was the 1995-1996 College Sailor of the Year. He is actively involved as a volunteer in the sport of sailboat racing through current or past roles at the International Etchells Class Association, the New York Yacht Club, the United States Optimist Dinghy Association, and the US Team Racing Association.

Mr. Bischoff’s experience encompasses more than 200 capital markets transactions across a broad range of industries, products, clients, and situations. His experience includes advising issuers, underwriters, or investors on transactions for:

High-Yield Bond Offerings
  • Ball
  • Bally
  • Boyd
  • DyCom
  • Lithia
  • Mattel
  • Mohegan Gaming
  • Murray Energy
  • NewsCorp
  • Peabody
  • Penninsula Pacific
  • Sabre
  • Scientific Games
  • Solera
  • Solo Cup
  • Univar
  • WCI Communities
  • WellCare
  • Winnebago
Investment Grade Bond Offerings
  • AutoZone
  • CenturyLink
  • CSC
  • DXC
  • Resort World Las Vegas
  • Wynn
Initial Public Offerings
  • Definitive Healthcare
  • FreshPet
  • New Page
  • Party City
  • RHI Entertainment
  • SciPlay
  • vTv Pharma
  • WCI Communities
Restructuring, Refinancing, or Exchange Transactions
  • A123
  • Abitibi Bowater
  • Alion
  • Altegrity
  • Ashford
  • Calfrac
  • CCFI
  • Global Eagle Entertainment
  • Mohegan Gaming
  • Murray Energy
  • Toys "R" Us
  • Urban One
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